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American Airlines introduces premium Airbus A321T aircraft to transcontinental service between Los Angeles and Boston

American Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N909AM (msn 7756) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944596.

American Airlines will introduce its unmatched premium travel experience twice daily on a three-class Airbus A321T between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) beginning April 2, 2019. American already offers more flights between LAX and BOS than any other airline, and with today’s announcement, becomes the only airline to offer both first and business class on this route.

Customers traveling from coast to coast on the A321T in Flagship First and Flagship Business will experience fully lie-flat seats and a chef-curated menu, as well as premium wines and amenity kits. Those traveling in Main Cabin can stay connected with power at every seat, high-speed Wi-Fi and seatback entertainment. And, as part of American’s new collaboration with Zoës Kitchen, Main Cabin customers can purchase new light and healthy menu options.

The A321T has become the standard for comfort when traveling between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LAX, as well as between JFK and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Flagship First and Flagship Business customers have access to meals designed by chef-partner Sam Choy as well as a lumbar support pillow, duvet, mattress pad and other bedding from sleep experts Casper. The aircraft also offers 36 Main Cabin Extra seats, which include extra leg room and complimentary beer, wine and spirits. All customers enjoy free movies and TV shows with seatback entertainment. High-speed satellite Wi-Fi is available for purchase with bandwidth sufficient to support access to personal subscription video streaming services like Netflix* and Hulu*.

Customers at BOS traveling in Flagship First or Flagship Business will have access to the newly renovated Admirals Club, which re-opens in early 2019 after an ongoing colocation project is completed. This will move all American flights to the same terminal with one ticket counter and one baggage claim, and with all gates in the same area, for a seamless customer experience in Terminal B.

At LAX, customers flying in Flagship First have exclusive access to the most premium experience, including Flagship First Check-In — a private, dedicated VIP check-in facility — the Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining in Terminal 4. Flagship First Dining offers customers an elevated sit-down meal with regionally inspired dishes and locally sourced ingredients including the Flagship Burger, which was called the “best airport burger” by Travel + Leisure. Flagship Business customers enjoy the best amenities and services in the Flagship Lounge at LAX with a range of options, including a robust food offering and a chef action station with fresh, made-to-order dishes, along with the ability to pair meals with premium wine, champagne and spirits or a refreshing drink from the build-your-own-cocktail station.

Flights will be available for sale on Monday, Dec. 3.

A321T flight schedule (subject to change):

LAX–BOS
AA156 Departs LAX at 7:45 a.m.
AA156 Arrives BOS at 4:16 p.m.
AA2455 Departs LAX at 9:55 p.m.
AA2455 Arrives BOS at 6:22 a.m.
BOS–LAX
AA211 Departs BOS at 7:24 a.m.
AA211 Arrives LAX at 11:10 a.m.
AA2542 Departs BOS at 5:45 p.m.
AA2542 Arrives LAX at 9:28 p.m.

 

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Top Copyright Photo (all others by American): American Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N909AM (msn 7756) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944596.

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Wizz Air expands its Bucharest base

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTA (msn 8216) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943340.

Wizz Air has announced the expansion of its Bucharest base by allocating a new Airbus A321 aircraft to its Bucharest fleet, and the launch of two new routes to Memmingen in Germany and Castellón in Spain as well as raising frequency on six of its existing routes.

The new Airbus A321 aircraft will join Wizz Air’s Bucharest fleet in March 2019.

The new aircraft will allow for frequency updates on six of Wizz Air’s current routes from Bucharest, including Dortmund, London, Doncaster-Sheffield, Bologna, Treviso and Eindhoven.

Wizz Air’s first Bucharest flight took off in 2012 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier in Romania.

WIZZ now offers 141 routes from Romania from its 10 airports with 30 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTA (msn 8216) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943340.

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Wizz Air to expand operations at Budapest and to open a new base at Krakow

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXV (msn 7826) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 944506.

Wizz Air has announced a further expansion of capacity in its Budapest network with one new aircraft, 2 new routes from Budapest to London Gatwick and Oslo, and frequency increases on 3 popular services. Next year Wizz is adding a total of 17 additional weekly flights to its Budapest schedule growing its seat capacity from the Hungarian capital to over 6 million for 2019, an increase of 8% year-on-year.

The new Airbus A321 will be joining Wizz Air’s Budapest fleet in March 2019. With the new A321 aircraft in Budapest and the one that has already announced in Debrecen, which is arriving in December 2018, Wizz Air’s Hungarian fleet will grow to 16 aircraft, with 14 based in Budapest and 2 at Debrecen Airport.

Starting in March 2019, the newest Wizz Air route will connect Budapest to London Gatwick, the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom, after London Heathrow with a daily service. In April 2019, Wizz Air launches another new route to Oslo. Frequencies on Budapest services to Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv and St. Petersburg will increase by up to 6 additional flights a week.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 14 aircraft in the country. In 2018, the airline will carry over 5 million passengers to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents a 20% growth year over year. Based on the latest figures the airline’s operations support over 3,800 indirect local jobs** in 2018.

Wizz now offers 83 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 31 countries.  

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM BUDAPEST

Destination Days Starts Fares from***
London Gatwick, UK Daily service 31 March 2019 HUF 9,190
Oslo, Norway Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 5 April 2019 HUF 9,190

 

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON BUDAPEST ROUTES

Destination Weekly Flights From Month
Frankfurt 10 from 7 March 2018
Tel-Aviv 12 from 10 March 2018
St Petersburg 5 from 4 March 2018

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced its 26 base in Krakow. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Krakow airport in May and September 2019. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced twelve new services to nine countries from Krakow starting from April 2019.

Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26 base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twelve new routes, long-awaited by Krakow travellers services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi.


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM KRAKOW

Destination Days Starts Fares from
LONDON LUTON, UK Twice daily April 4, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99
KYIV-ZHULYANY, UKRAINE Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday April 4, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/UAH 609
NICE, FRANCE Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
TURKU, FINLAND Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 PLN 39/EUR 9.99
DONCASTER, UK Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99
BARI, ITALY Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
BILLUND, DENMARK Monday, Friday May 3, 2019 PLN 39 /EUR 9.99/DKK 79
CATANIA, ITALY Monday, Friday

(as of 16 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

May 3, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
LARNACA, CYPRUS Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
KHARKIV, UKRAINE Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 PLN 59/EUR 14.99/UAH 459
OSLO, NORWAY Daily September 16, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/NOK 209
KUTAISI, GEORGIA Wednesday, Sunday September 18, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GEL 56.99

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXV (msn 7826) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 944506.

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Spirit Airlines is coming to Austin, Texas, more flights to San Juan

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK  (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

Spirit Airlines is starting service to Austin, Texas.

Beginning on February 14, 2019, Spirit will launch nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to nine cities across the United States.  Spirit will offer nonstop service between the ATX and Baltimore/Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando.  Just a few months later, on May 2, Spirit will add nonstop service between Austin and Los Angeles. Austin will mark Spirit’s 70th destination in its growing network, and the new service will generate approximately 50 new jobs.

Austin (AUS) to/from: Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Chicago, IL (ORD) February 14, 2019 Daily
Denver, CO (DEN) February 14, 2019 Daily
Detroit, MI (DTW) February 14, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) February 14, 2019 Daily
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) February 14, 2019 Daily
Orlando, FL (MCO) February 14, 2019 Daily
New Orleans, LA (MSY) February 14, 2019 Daily
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) May 2, 2019 Daily

Austin will join Houston and Dallas as the third destination for Spirit in the Lone Star State.  It comes just weeks after the airline announced it would be starting service in Jacksonville, Florida and Cali, Colombia, along with expanding significantly in Orlando, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Above Photo: New Orleans Airport.

In other news, the airline will add new routes to historic San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) from Tampa International Airport(TPA) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

San Juan, PR to/from Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Tampa, Fla. (TPA) February 14, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL) Existing service Daily
Orlando, Fla. (MCO) Existing service Daily
Aguadilla, PR to/from
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL) Existing service Daily
Orlando, Fla. (MCO) Existing service Daily

The new route between Tampa and San Juan will join the resumption of nonstop seasonal flights starting in November between Tampa and Akron-Canton, Boston, Cleveland, Hartford, Latrobe, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

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Spirit opens a new crew base in Orlando

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK  (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

Spirit Airlines on October 4, 2018 celebrated its first day of international service out of Orlando International Airport (MCO) by announcing it will bring hundreds of new jobs to the Orlando area with a new crew base for Flight Attendants and Pilots.

The crew base will open on December 1, 2018 and will start with nearly 150 crewmembers. This move will help support Spirit’s massive international expansion in Orlando, adding to the 150 airport services jobs recently created to support the growth. Spirit is expected to bring hundreds of more inflight positions to Orlando this spring with job fairs expected in the coming months.

Spirit begins new Orlando service today to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN); Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA); Panama City, Panama (PTY); and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ). The inaugural flights kick off a flurry of new international and domestic routes from MCO starting in the next two months.

The new routes increase Spirit’s offering to the Orlando region, with nonstop service to 38 destinations and up to 49 daily flights across the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.

Orlando to/from Starts: Frequency:
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN) October 4 Daily
Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) October 4 4x weekly
Panama City, Panama (PTY) October 4 4x weekly
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) October 4 4x weekly until Nov. 7
Daily from Nov. 8
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) October 5 2x weekly
San José, Costa Rica (SJO) October 5 4x weekly until Nov. 7
Daily from Nov. 8
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) October 6 2x weekly
Bogota, Colombia (BOG) November 8 Daily
St. Thomas, USVI (STT) November 8 3x weekly
Medellin, Colombia (MED) November 9 2x weekly
Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) November 10 2x weekly
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR) November 10 2x weekly

This latest announcement follows the addition of new service to Asheville and Greensboro, NC last month. It also comes as Spirit begins its fleet-wide Wi-Fi installation in Orlando. Spirit’s state-of-the-art, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will roll out through 2019, providing Guests the ability to watch, stream, surf and text in flight.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Spirit): Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

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JetBlue to add three new Mint routes this winter

JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 WL N962JT (msn 6988) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943531.

JetBlue Airways is planning to add three winter Mint international routes. The seasonal routes will operate weekly per Airline Route with Airbus A321s:

Boston – St. Lucia – weekly from November 3, 2018 through April 27, 2019
Boston – St. Maarten – weekly from February 16 through April 27, 2019
New York JFK – Liberia -weekly from December 15, 2018 through April 27, 2019

Top Copyright Photo (all others by JetBlue): JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 WL N962JT (msn 6988) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943531.

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Wizz Air to add 11 new routes

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXL (msn 7488) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943009.

Wizz Air has announced further expansion of its network footprint across Europe with 11 new routes, creating exciting travel opportunities from 17 cities in 13 countries. The services will commence at the end of October.

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Including this announcement, Wizz is adding more than 125 new routes in 2018 and over 700 additional weekly flights on existing services across its extensive and diversified network covering already more than 140 destinations across 44 countries.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES:

Route: Operating Days Starts Fares From*
Vienna – Warsaw Daily 28 October 2018 19.99 EUR / 89 PLN
Gdansk – Kharkiv Wednesday, Sunday 28 October 2018 9.99 EUR / 39 PLN / 299 UAH
Wroclaw – Kharkiv Wednesday, Sunday 28 October 2018 9.99 EUR / 39 PLN / 299 UAH
Lviv – Vilnius Monday, Friday 29 October 2018 14.99 EUR / UAH 459
Lviv – Bratislava Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 30 October 2018 14.99 EUR / UAH 459
Pristina – Mulhouse Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 20 November 2018 19.99 EUR
Pristina – Munich Memmingen Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 30 October 2018 19.99 EUR
Pristina – Dortmund Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 15 December 2018 19.99 EUR
Tirana – Dortmund Tuesday, Saturday (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday in winter peak) 30 October 2018 19.99 EUR
Budapest – Doncaster/Sheffield Monday, Wednesday, Friday 29 October 2018 16.99 EUR /6090 HUF /17.99 GBP
Craiova – Charleroi Tuesday, Saturday 15 December 2018 14.99 EUR / 69 RON

* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXL (msn 7488) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943009.

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